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 Spiritual Centre "Inanitah"

Spiritual Centre "Inanitah"

Inanitah is a Spiritual Community on the Magical Island Ometepe in Nicaragua - Water Season - 15 Feb until 15 Aug

Inanitah is a conscious community, where people live in harmony with each other and with nature. On a tropical island with two volcanoes, we offer a one month volunteer programme which includes meditation, yoga and breath work classes.

As an InanItah Explorer, you are invited to participate in daily yoga, meditation and land based regenerative living classes. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice natural building and organic gardening, and conscious communication, as well as permaculture and ecovillage building principles.

PermaTree Holistic Gaia Assosication

PermaTree Holistic Gaia Assosication

Permaculture, organic tropical fruit farm and nature reserve at the edge of the amazon in Ecuador

We are a holistic permaculture farm focusing on a sustainable lifestyle by growing and cooking our own organic foods :-)

In our climate almost everything grows. Just to give you and idea from Coconuts to Cocoa/cacao, Soursop, Jackfruit, Babaco, Breadfruit, Passion-fruit, etc. We (Swiss & French couple) started in March 2016 building our Non-Profit Organization with the philosophy of permaculture.

Sólheimar eco village

Sólheimar eco village

A sustainable community in S-Iceland

Sólheimar is a village in southern Iceland, located about 80 km from Reykjavík.

Sesselja H. Sigmundsdóttir (1902-1974) founded Sólheimar on the 5th of July 1930. It is the first community of its kind in the world, where so called able and disabled people live and work together. Sólheimar is also the first community in Scandinavia where organic cultivation is practised. Today, Sólheimar is a village with 100 inhabitants, 40 of whom are disable. The grounds are about 250 hectares.

Greencross Eco Village

Greencross Eco Village

A neotribal community turns to an eco village

Greencross Ecovillage India

Community Garden in Rural Wayanad!

Community Garden in Rural Wayanad!

A project to Create Employment Opportunities and Enhance Food and Nutritional Security for Tribal People in Wayanad, Kerala!

Introduction: The hilly district of Wayanad, Kerala is known for its rich biodiversity and cultural diversity. It is an agrarian district with nearly 90% of people depending on agriculture for sustenance. Dependency on agriculture and farm work is of particular concern for Wayanad’s tribal population which continues to represent the highest demographic in Kerala at an estimated 18%.

Construcción con balas de Paja

Construcción con balas de Paja

August 15 - 27

Fechas: 1-13 Agosto 2016

Lugar: Ecoaldea Los Guindales

Dirigido a: estudiantes, constructores, arquitectos, amantes de los oficios tradicionales.

Desarrollo:

Se alternarán parte teórica y práctica tomando en cuenta que la teórica será un 20-30 % del total

Cada día habrá ocho-nueve horas de taller

Teórica: Dibujo, calculo, teoría de trazado,estudio de las armaduras de cubierta más comunes.

Práctica: Trazado, cortes y escoplos, montaje varias estructuras de madera maciza.

Taller de Carpintería de Armar

Taller de Carpintería de Armar

August 1 - 13

TALLER de CARPINTERÏA DE ARMAR

Fechas: 1-13 Agosto 2016

Lugar: Ecoaldea Los Guindales

Dirigido a: estudiantes, constructores, arquitectos, amantes de los oficios tradicionales.

Desarrollo:

Se alternarán parte teórica y práctica tomando en cuenta que la teórica será un 20-30 % del total

Cada día habrá ocho-nueve horas de taller

Teórica: Dibujo, calculo, teoría de trazado,estudio de las armaduras de cubierta más comunes.

Práctica: Trazado, cortes y escoplos, montaje varias estructuras de madera maciza.

Composting Toilet

Composting Toilet

Toilet with internal composting container
A composting toilet is a simple, watersaving and logical alternative to the water closet we know. No need for a water supply, no sewers and no sewage treatment necessary. For me it's even a very practical way to become a part again in the ecological live-cycle of soil-plant-food-digestion-soil. The instructions provided in the instructables link is for a composting toilet with internal composting container. Another solution would be to construct a simpe box with a hole and a lid with a bucket inside. This you could even use inside a house. The contents would then be disposed of on an external composting heap, always being covered up nicely with other material.
Living Roots EcoVillage

Living Roots EcoVillage

Living Roots EcoVillage is located on a beautiful 75 acre farm near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN. This historic farm has 3 barns, a bunkhouse, a community center, more than 10 springs (including a spring house), good fencing, good soil, a pond, forest, and beautiful rolling pastures. In just about 2 years on the new land, we have built three greenhouses, 5 cabins (including an earthen clay-slip, earth bag dome), an 1800 ft. deer fence, farm stand, outdoor kitchen, produce shed, U-Pick strawberry patch, building workshop, walk-in fridge, and earthen grow room.

Revocos de Tierra Arcillosa:de A a Z

Revocos de Tierra Arcillosa:de A a Z

Módulo 1- Conocer el Barro
April 22 - 23

Revoques de Tierra: de A a Z

en ”Arterra Bizimodu”: Artieda, Navarra (30 min. al este de Pamplona)

4 Módulos: Abril-Junio 2016

Instructora: Rikki Nitzkin (www.rikkinitzkin.wordpress.com)

Earthship Biotecture

Earthship Biotecture

Building radically sustainable buildings
Earthship use solar power and carbon-zero technology and are made of natural and recycled materials. It integrates all elements with food production to assure a minimal reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. It can be modified for almost any climate and comes in many sizes. It can also come in custom sizes. It has been built enough times that it has become a well oiled machine both in terms of performance and production. Biotecture, based in Taos, New Mexico commercialize it. It costs around $230 per sf. The construction drawings range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on size. Most models can be built by their crew in one month anywhere in the world. In this scenario you must add travel and accommodations for the crew. Of course our drawings are aimed at owner builders doing this themselves as well. This can cut costs by close to 40%.
Low cost public composting toilets

Low cost public composting toilets

Completely contained composting toilet and leachate processing system
The four Center for Creative Ecology at Kibbutz Lotan composting toilets has provided a no-water sanitary solution for human excreta for upwards of tens of thousands of visitors since 2008. Excreta, poo, urine and toilet paper, drop into off-the-shelf and augmented municipal 120 liter waste bins. Users add a cup of dry organic material (chopped straw, leaves). The toilet seat is a 40 cm diameter plastic culvert pipe which extends below the floor. The bottom of the pipe connects to a flexible plastic shaft which connects to a galvanized steel cover sealing the top of the waste bin. From the cover a flexible ventilation pipe connects to an solar powered inline exhaust fan. The bottom of the bin has a raised, perforated floor. A plastic tap allows leachate extraction. Composting deactivates pathogens and continues for months in a closed bin until volume decreases 60%. Compost is used on trees. Leachate is processed in adjacent constructed wetland and irrigates fruit trees.
Strawbale Building

Strawbale Building

Earthquake resistant interior frame for hand constructed energy efficient housing using straw bales as insulation
Straw bale construction began, following the invention of the modern straw baler, in 1896. Construction began in Nebraska, USA and spread across North America through the 1930's. A worldwide resurgence of straw bale construction began in the 1990's. Well designed and built straw bale houses are energy efficient, long lasting and environmentally sound. The EcoCampus Straw Bale Domes at Kibbutz Lotan's Center for Creative Ecology are a site specific solution. The domes' internal structure is a hand formed geodesic dome of galvanized steel pipe. The structure makes the dome earthquake proof. The earth plastered straw bales passed a 3 hour fire test of the Standards Institute of Israel. The bales are superb insulation. The buildings need to heating in the winter due to south facing double glazed windows. Summer electricity use for air conditioning in the extreme desert climate is half that of conventional buildings. They were built by community members and volunteers.
Zaježka

Zaježka

Zajezova is a widely spread village consisting of small groups of settlements. The greater part of its original inhabitants has gradually moved away during the second half of the 20th century. From 1991 several NGOs have started to be active in Zajezova – their focuses being traditional handicrafts, folk architecture and environmental issues. These NGOs have attracted (and are still attracting) a great amount of people, of which some decided to settle in Zajezova and its surrounding settlements. The number of inhabitant in Zajezova has been growing since then.

Deva Vana Ecovillage Foundation

Deva Vana Ecovillage Foundation

We build and operating sustainable communities

Deva Vana (Divine Forest) is a not for profit organisation, which builds and operates sustainable community farms to be used by members for the purposes of growing organic food, raising animals and volunteering services for the benefit of all members and the general public.

Deva Vana's primary purpose is to deliver charitable programs to people in need, in the form of organic food, courses on sustainable farming practices, courses on health, nutrition, self development and provide guest accommodation.

A settlement is GIFT

A settlement is GIFT

Земля сельхоз назначения. Супесчаная. Раньше выращивалась трава для покосов. Химикатами не обрабатывалась. До города Минусинска 30 километров. До реки 2 километра. Глубина залегания подпочвенных вод до 7 метров. Участок огорожен лесополосой. По северной границе проходит федеральная авто дорога.

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